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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 64. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Author Alanna Cooper to speak about her book on Bukharian Jewry

Cultural historian Alanna Cooper, who teaches Anthropology and Cultural History at Boston University, will discuss the long history of Bukharan Jews, their diaspora in the United States and in Israel, and their sense of themselves at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Queens Y. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man slashed in neck after traffic dispute

Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man was slashed in the neck after a traffic dispute in Queens. Read more: ABC New York

Queens on hunt for another alleged sex attacker

There has been yet another sex assault in Queens, but investigators are telling Eyewitness News that the alleged attack is not connected to the ones involving young girls in nearby South Ozone Park. However, residents in the area are still on edge. Read more: ABC New York

Report: Over $150,000 worth of cleanse drinks stolen from Queens facility

Police on Sunday were in search of a thief whole stole over $150,000 worth of cleanse drinks from the BluePrint juice facility in Long Island City, Queens, according to a published report. Read more: CBS New York

Cyclist in Five Boro Bike Tour dies after suffering heart attack crossing Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

A cyclist in the Five Boro Bike Tour has died after going into cardiac arrest crossing the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Sunday, cops said. Read more: New York Daily News

17-Year cicadas set to arrive by the end of the month

New Yorkers haven’t heard the noisy buzzing of cicadas in springtime in 17 years, but get ready, because they’re coming again. Read more: CBS New York

Finding burial plot for bomb suspect a struggle 

A funeral director trying to find a cemetery to take the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is going next to the city where Tsarnaev lived, but will run into another obstacle: It doesn’t want him. Read more: AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 52. Windy. Winds from the East at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 39. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Tango Lovers

On Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, at the Queens Theatre, an ensemble of acclaimed dancers, musicians and singers present Tango Lovers,  a unique and extraordinary show conveying an array of emotions via tango. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Quinn proposes city takeover of MTA

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn said that the city should be in charge of its own mass transit system in a speech at LaGuardia Community College Thursday morning. Read more: NY1

NFLer’s La Guardia gun rap discharged

A defensive end for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a deal with Queens prosecutors yesterday that will sack his gun charges for carrying a pistol through La Guardia Airport. Read more: New York Post

Police search for missing Jackson Heights teen

Police are looking for a missing 18-year-old resident of the Jackson Heights section of Queens who has a history of mental health issues. Read more: NY1

Judge questions legality of fee for New York City bike tour

A judge has questioned the legality of a fee for the cost of policing New York City’s largest bike tour. Read more: AP/ABC New York

New York Fleet Week to be scaled back

Fox 5 has learned that New York Fleet Week will be scaled back due to the recent automatic spending cuts in Washington. Read more: Fox New York

Kerry to North Korea: Don’t test missile

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime’s nuclear weapons program. Read more: AP

Five Boro Bike Tour to close streets throughout Queens on Sunday


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The Five Boro Bike Tour, America’s largest cycling event, will pedal through each borough this Sunday.

“The Five Boro Bike Tour and Bike Month activities are the perfect way to explore the city by bike,” said Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. “Our growing bike network makes getting around easy, safe and fun.”

The 40 mile tour kicks off just north of Battery Park at 7: 45 a.m., passing through the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, before stopping in Staten Island for a festival. The 32,000 cyclists finish up with a trip back to Manhattan on the Staten Island Ferry.

There will be rolling street, bridge and highway closures on Sunday as a result of the tour beginning at 6:30 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m.

In Queens, there will be the following closures:

From 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• 21st Street from Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Hoyt Avenue from 21st to 19th streets (Astoria Park)

• Shore Boulevard from Astoria Park South to Ditmars Boulevard

• Astoria Park South from Shore Boulevard to 14th Street

• 14th Street from Astoria Park South to 31st Avenue

• 31st Avenue from 14th Street to Vernon Boulevard

• Queens Plaza South from 34th Street to Vernon Boulevard

• Vernon Boulevard from 31st Avenue to 44th Drive

• 44th Drive from Vernon Boulevard to 11th Street

• 11th Street from 44th Drive to the Pulaski Bridge

From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Astoria Park

From 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Pulaski Bridge

For the tour’s exact route visit bikenewyork.org.